Shopping Tip for Automated Automobiles
Looking for a Car to Drive (Itself) Around?
In a market saturated with the fancy new technology, it’s easy to get lost in the white noise of technical terms that have very little meaning. That is why above all when shopping for new automated/self driving cars, you should look into test driving before you buy. Each manufacturer, each engineer, and each car has its own style and degree of automated support.
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Last week, two big milestones in autonomous driving slipped by almost unnoticed.
One had to do with a commercial by Mercedes-Benz for the new E-Class. The car lets you drive without holding the steering wheel or using the accelerator and brakes for short periods (but also at very high speeds). However, they decided to pull the ad to avoid any confusion with fully autonomous cars from Google and other companies.
The other big news item had to do with a Tesla statement about the accident that killed a Model S owner in Florida. The company says the automatic brakes were to blame for the accident, not the somewhat poorly named AutoPilot mode that steers, brakes, and accelerates automatically. It’s a war of semantics. Continue Reading
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